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Your First Step Toward Business Growth: SWOT Analysis

Should you perform a SWOT analysis regularly? This planning technique can help you identify what your business is doing well and what it needs to improve. Read more

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4 Secrets to Grow Your Business Independent of Your Role

This webinar shares simple and easy steps to reduce your business's reliance on your personal production and get you the time back needed to grow your company. Read more

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Strategically and Successfully Grow Your Small Business

This session will provide you with key aspects you should consider that will assure you have everything covered as you develop a plan for growth. Read more

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How to Start a Business in the Santa Maria Valley

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This guide is meant to give you the steps you need to take to begin your business. Read more

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How to Start a Business in San Luis Obispo

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This guide is meant to give you the steps you need to take to begin your business. Read more

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Creating a Pro Forma (Projected) Income

Article Language: English
August 1, 2022,

In any new business start-up, we need to begin by projecting an income. To do this we need to make some assumptions about our business and its projected revenue, to make a more informed decision on whether our business idea will be profitable.

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How to Keep Customers Coming Back to You

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April 19, 2022

Did you know it costs 5 times as much to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one? Along with the fact that you’re much more likely to sell to an existing customer than to a new one, it’s not difficult to see why customer retention is one of the paramount concerns of every company, big and small.

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Brainstorming as a Flexible Management Tool

Article Language: English
February 7, 2022,

Recent experience has shown that Brainstorming is a useful management tool, not just to solve problems but also to help develop employees, establish policy, improve communication, and determine new business activities.

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How To Choose A Keyword

Article Language: English
May 25, 2021,

Choosing the right keyword is an important step in a good SEO strategy. Learn how to choose the best keywords to grow your business.

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Business Model Canvas PLUS | SCORE

Article Language: English
May 6, 2021,

The Business Model Canvas PLUS Is a Business Management Template that is crucial in helping you grow your business.

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The Business Model Canvas - Can It Help You Keep Pace With The Times?

Article Language: English
March 29, 2021,

The past year has changed the way people shop for your products and services. A Business Model Canvas can help you keep up with these changes

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Key Activities

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November 25, 2019,
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Convert Website Visitors Into Leads and Customers

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February 11, 2019,
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4 Simple Tips to Network More Effectively

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October 4, 2018,
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San Luis Obispo SCORE | Business Tools

Article Language: English

Use the templates below, then meet with a SCORE mentor for expert business planning advice. Read more

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